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You’re Engaged: Now What?
(NAPSI) – If you’re planning a wedding, you have lots of of co-workers, guest lists can add up quickly –– even if
company. More than 2 million weddings occur every year. you’ve agreed to keep things small. Limiting the list to
The good news is that tying the knot is a lot less daunting immediate family and then branching out in layers –– aunts,
when you stay loose and uncles, close friends, first
break down the initial cousins –– is a fair way to
planning phase into steps. bring the number down.
And remember, you can’t
Step 1: Cap Spending choose a venue until
Before you start number you’ve decided on an
crunching, set your approximate number of
priorities. Can you give up guests.
that string quartet in order
to have nicer flowers? Is Step 4: Save The Date
serving filet mignon at a A good way to choose a
four-course dinner more date is by envisioning the
important than hiring an time of year during which
incredible photographer? you’d like your wedding to
Once you know what take place. Take into
elements you can and can’t consideration the weather
live without, you’ll have a and any themes you may
much clearer idea of how have been leaning toward.
to allocate your money. Then choose two tentative
dates and check the area
Step 2: Your Wedding city guide to ensure there
Style won’t be any major events
An intimate beach side that day that could make it
ceremony is a very difficult to find guest
different undertaking than accommodations or
a formal church wedding reliable vendors.
with 300 guests. That’s
why choosing a wedding Step 5: Location,
style should be an Location, Location
important step in your Once you’ve decided
planning process. Discuss on two possible dates, a
the type of wedding you guest count and your ideal
and your fiancée want to wedding style, it’s time to
have. Talk about the size of the wedding, the season in start looking into locations. You can find prospective
which it will take place, the level of formality, the time of ceremony and reception sites by looking online, then start
day and any themes you may be interested in. setting appointments to visit your favorites in person. Most
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Six to 12 months mother of the groom will often wait for the mother of the
z Announce your engagement. Have someone throw you a bride to select her dress.
party and send an engagement announcement to your z Finalize the reception. If you are going to rent anything,
local newspaper. do it now.
z Decide on what kind of wedding. Less formal weddings z Make reservations for the honeymoon. Remember to tell
are usually held in the morning or early afternoon. Late them you will be newlyweds. You’ll be surprised how
afternoon and evening weddings are traditionally more many perks you will get.
formal. z Confirm the dates and times with the florist, caterer, pho-
z Decide on the time of day. Are you prepared to feed your tographer, musicians and church.
guests dinner or do you want a simple ceremony with z Discuss transportation to and from the wedding and
cake and punch only? The time of day that you choose reception areas.
will dictate the food choices. z Order the wedding cakes.
z Choose a location. Remember to take into consideration z Choose and order the tuxes.
what the weather could be like on your wedding day. z Schedule the bridesmaids’ dress fittings. This would also
z Pick a date. Do this as soon as possible so that your bridal be a good time to choose and dye the shoes, if necessary.
party and far away family can begin making arrangements
for motels and scheduling time away from their jobs. Two months
z Set a budget. This is so important. Discuss it carefully z Mail the invitations.
between the two of you and your respective families. z Get the marriage license.
z Select the bridal party. It is important to do this as soon as z Finalize the honeymoon plans.
possible so these special people can set aside time to ful-
fill their duties and roles in your wedding. One month
z Choose your colors. Your flowers, attire, linens and cake z Reserve accommodations for the guests.
will reflect your choice. Since you have to shop for these z Record gifts received and send thank-you notes. Many
items fairly far in advance, it’s important that you are couples think that they have to wait to send those thank-
rock-solid on your color decision. you notes. Get them done as soon as the gifts begin to
z Choose and order the bridal gown, bridesmaids’ gowns arrive.
and accessories. Choose wisely and stay within your z Schedule the final fittings for bride and bridesmaids.
budget. z Plan the rehearsal and dinner. This is the responsibility of
z Start planning the honeymoon. Discuss this with the the groom and his family but all should work together on
groom and let him make some of the major decisions. this.
z Begin your bridal registry. Visit your favorite stores and z Hold the bridesmaids’ luncheon.
choose items that you will need to start your life together. z Purchase the gifts for the bridal party. Brides often buy
z Select the caterer, photographer, florist and musicians. inexpensive earrings or necklaces that the bridesmaids can
Keep their phone numbers handy. wear to the wedding. Popular choices for the groomsmen
z Start planning the reception. Secure a hall, hotel or what- are money clips, key chains or ball caps.
ever suits you for your reception area. z Schedule appointments at beauty salons for attendants, if
z Start your premarital counseling. Some churches require needed.
this for a marriage. z Purchase a guest book and decide where it will go. Some
z Choose and order the wedding rings. couples place the guest book just inside the door of the
church or wedding area. Some prefer to display it at the
Three months reception. In any case, have someone stand nearby to
z Complete the guest list. invite guests to sign the book.
z Plan to have both mothers select their dresses. The
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Two weeks z Plan seating arrangements for the guests.
z Finalize the wedding day transportation. z Have a beautician practice fixing your hair. You may also
z Arrange to have names changed on driver’s license, want to practice your make-up or make an appointment at
social security card, etc. a department store to have it done for you.
z Make sure that wedding rings are picked up and fit.
z Start packing for the honeymoon. Be sure to choose Day of Wedding
clothing that you won’t need during this very busy week. z Eat breakfast –– you’ll need the energy.
z Finalize the number of guests with the caterer, if not z Relax and enjoy your special day!
MAKING IT OFFICIAL...
OHIO MARRIAGE LAWS change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be
In order to get married in the state of Ohio, you need to apply and regarded as legal advice.
receive a marriage license. This is the document in your state that allows It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage
you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring your mar- license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.
riage license varies from state to state, so you should check with your Source: www.usmarriagelaws.com
city’s marriage bureau at your clerk of court’s office to find out what your
local rules are. WEST VIRGINIA MARRIAGE LAWS
You’ll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one In order to get married in the state of West Virginia, you need to apply
month before your wedding ceremony. You’ll traditionally need to send in and receive a marriage license. This is the document in your state that
your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents. You allows you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring
don’t, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In some your marriage license varies from state to state, so you should check with
states, the licenses do expire, if you don’t get married within a few months. your city’s marriage bureau at your clerk of court’s office to find out what
When you apply for your license, you’ll not only need a proof of identifi- your local rules are.
cation and age, but you’ll need to apply for the certificate together, will You’ll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one
need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to month before your wedding ceremony. You’ll traditionally need to send in
pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents. You
application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. don’t, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In some
The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs states, the licenses do expire, if you don’t get married within a few months.
the marriage certificate. You’ll have to write that name on the application. When you apply for your license, you’ll not only need a proof of identifi-
And, believe it or not, just because you have your marriage license sent cation and age, but you’ll need to apply for the certificate together, will
to you in the mail does not mean you are officially married. You need to need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to
have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the
your wedding day, you’ll give your chaplain your marriage license, then application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you.
after the ceremony, he’ll sign it and send it to the proper government The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs
agency for validation. the marriage certificate. You’ll have to write that name on the application.
ID Requirement: Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, And, believe it or not, just because you have your marriage license sent
passport, state ID. You need to know your social security numbers. to you in the mail does not mean you are officially married. You need to
Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Ohio. You must have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On
apply in the county in which you want to get married. your wedding day, you’ll give your chaplain your marriage license, then
If previously married: Bring certified copy of divorce decree or a copy of after the ceremony, he’ll sign it and send it to the proper government
deceased spouse’s death certificate. agency for validation.
Application Requirement: Both parties to a marriage should appear in ID Requirement: You will need to present photo identification such as
person to obtain the license. your driver’s license, state ID, or passport. You will also need to know
Fees: $40+ depending on county - Cash only. Some counties accept your parents’ full names, including your mothers’ maiden names, and the
money orders. states where they were born.
Waiting Period: No waiting period. Residency Requirement: You do not have to be a resident of West
Blood Tests: No tests. Virginia. However, if you are a West Virginia resident, you must apply in
Under 21: If you are 18 to 21 years of age, you will need to show your birth the county where you live.
certificate. Persons aged 16-17 must have consent to marry from parents Previous Marriages: Most counties will require documentation to prove a
or legal guardians and may have to contact the Probate Court. previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce.
Additionally, the Judge may require the minors to state that they have Covenant Marriage Option: No.
received marriage counseling that is satisfactory to the court. Section Waiting Period: None.
3101.05 also mentions how the court will deal with a pregnant minor. Fees: $36 approximately. Fee may vary from county to county. Cash only.
Proxy Marriages: No. Other Tests: None.
Common Law Marriage: Yes and No. A Common Law marriage entered Cousin Marriages: No.
into in Ohio before October 10, l991 constitutes a valid, legal marriage in Common Law Marriages: No.
Ohio. After October 10, l991, new Common Law marriages are prohibited Same Sex Marriages: No.
in Ohio. Under 18: If either of you are under 18 years of age, you must have the
Cousin Marriage: No. consent (in person) of a parent or guardian. There will be a three-day
Same Sex Marriage: No. waiting period after you apply for the license. There may be special pro-
Officiants: Any ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or visions for an underaged bride who is pregnant.
congregation within this state may perform marriages. Before performing Officiants: Any ordained minister who has received authorization to per-
a marriage, ministers must present their ordination credentials to the form marriages in the state of West Virgina. The court in each city and
probate judge of any county. The judge will provide the minister with a county has appointed persons who are eligible to perform civil wed-
license to perform marriages. The minister must then present his license dings.
to the probate judge in any county in which he performs a marriage. Valid: License is valid for sixty (60) days.
Ministers must send a certificate of marriage to the probate judge of the Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often
county which issued the marriage license within 30 days after the mar- change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be
riage. regarded as legal advice.
Valid: License is valid for 60 days. The license can only be used within the It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage
State of Ohio. license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.
Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often Source: www.usmarriagelaws.com
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Basic Wedding Etiquette Guidelines
By Doris A. Black reception.
There are dozens of books on the market specifically n At the reception the bride and groom should have the first
geared toward wedding etiquette. Each has their own version dance prior to a sit-down dinner. The bride should dance
of what is acceptable and what is not. Depending on how with the groom’s father and the groom with the bride’s
closely you choose to follow mother. Etiquette also
etiquette, here are some calls for the brides-
basics. maids and groomsmen
n Bachelor and bachelorette to dance together
party rules no longer regardless of marital
require the sexes to have status. The garter toss
separate parties. There is and bouquet toss, while
no reason, as long as both a long-standing tra-
sides agree, why one ditional event, can be
party for the whole wed- omitted if desired, but
ding party cannot be is acceptable if kept
n Send wedding invitations n If the wedding is called
to both sets of parents as a off, you should return
keepsake, as well as to the the gifts unused. Make
officiant. Send one to all sure you keep a list of
members of the wedding who sent what.
party. If you don’t want children at the wedding, either Engraved gifts may be kept. Cancel travel plans imme-
print “Adult Reception” on the invitation or use word-of- diately and inform guests who planned to travel to your
mouth to spread the word. All invitations should include a wedding first.
“Reply by” date. Call guests who have not replied one Keep in mind that these are just some basic wedding
week after that date. You can estimate that about 85% of etiquette guidelines. Ultimately, it is your day and you need
the guests you invite will attend. Make sure your RSVPs to bring to it your unique outlook so it will be much more
include postage. memorable to you.
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Allow Me to Extend You An Invitation
By Ronda Addy stamped return envelopes. You can make your own RSVPs
The type of wedding invitation you choose goes a long and envelopes to match your invitations or buy them from a
way toward setting the overall theme and feel of your stationery store. RSVP cards and envelopes are available for
wedding. If you are having a casual most invitations.
wedding, you don’t want invitations There is some etiquette
with a lot of frills. You do, however, involved in the wording and
want your invitations to look more addressing of invitations. This
professional than those for a kid’s includes:
birthday party. n Spell out all dates and times.
The number of guests you are Don’t use 5:00 or October 16.
inviting to your wedding may Instead, state “five o’clock in
determine whether you make your the evening on the sixteenth of
own invitations or purchase them. If October.”
you are having a small to medium- n Abbreviate Mr., Mrs. and Jr. but
sized wedding, creating your own spell out titles like “doctor.”
invitations won’t be that hard. If n Only use punctuation between the
you are planning a large wedding, city and state and after abbrevia-
creating your own invitations will tions.
take a lot of time and effort you n Spell out all states on envelopes.
probably don’t have. Regardless n Don’t include an RSVP for invi-
which way you go, make sure you tations to the wedding ceremony
proofread your invitations for only.
errors and create or purchase just n Indicate on the inner envelope of
the right amount. invitations to single guests that they
There really is no right or can bring a guest.
wrong design for wedding invitations. It is your wedding n Don’t include “and guest” on the
and the invitations should reflect that. If you are having a inner envelope of invitations to single guests who are
themed wedding, your invitations should illustrate that bringing someone you know personally.
theme, of course, but ultimately, the choice is yours. n Send only one invitation to unmarried couples who live
Selecting a favorite font or lettering style is one way to together. List their names alphabetically and on separate
personalize your special day. There are various styles of lines.
invitations to choose from: accordion style, tri- or bi-fold, or n Send guests who are living together but are not a couple
a single sheet of paper. Remember, formal, lavish weddings their own separate invitations.
require a formal style, while simpler, casual weddings require n Send children over 18 their own invitation, whether they
an informal style. There are also hundreds of styles of paper live at home or not. List children under 18 who live at
to choose from in various thicknesses. home on the inner envelope; do not use the term “and fam-
Buying your invitations will offer you less of a selection ily.”
than if you make them yourself. Do-it-yourselfers need to
remember that thicker paper works better for invitations that There is nothing set in stone that says everyone has to
will not be folded and medium-weight paper for invitations observe the same rules when it comes to selecting and
that will be folded. Depending upon your calligraphy skills, sending their wedding invitations. It’s only natural for you to
you could also use parchment paper for your invitations. want to put your own personal stamp on your wedding
Along with the invitations, you will need RSVP cards and invitations. After all, it is your special day.
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How To Cut Corners And Save
By Doris A. Black group, the more you’ll end up spending.
There are hundreds of ways to save on wedding expenses
without feeling that you are cheating yourself out of the wed- n Professionals. Once you’ve narrowed your search for the
ding of your dreams. Look for savings everywhere you can, best professional florist, photographer and caterer, it’s time
and no matter how small they to start the negotiations.
may be, try to take advantage Start with your first choice.
of them. Ask for discounts or barter
your talents for theirs.
Here are some common Some couples have suc-
and not-so-common ways cessfully negotiated an
other couples have saved advertising campaign in
money: exchange for discounted or
n Engagement announce- free services. This might
ments. By announcing include placing the profes-
your engagement at a fam- sionals’ business cards on
ily gathering, you can the reception tables or
avoid having to send out naming the professional in
expensive announcements. the wedding program.
For out-of-towners, use
your home computer to n Off-season rates. Take
print something up on advantage of off-season
some nice paper. rates. This goes for eve-
rything from the ceremony
n Engagement party. Invitations to the party can also be and reception locations to the honeymoon hotel. With June
printed on a home computer on the same nice stationery being the busiest wedding month of the year, many ven-
you bought for the engagement announcements. Plan to dors and retailers up their rates. Ask which months might
hold the party at your home during mid-afternoon or early get you an off-season rate to get the best deals.
evening in between meals, so you don’t have to feed
everyone. Instead, offer non-alcoholic drinks and snacks n Flowers. Choose flowers in season. When out-of-season
bought in bulk. florals are chosen for bouquets, altarpieces and center-
pieces, prices go up. Tell your florist you want flowers in
n Wedding budget. Budgeting the wedding is no fun, but season or plan your wedding for the day following a big
with a little forethought and perseverance, you can have floral date, such as Mother’s Day, the biggest day of the
the wedding you want at the price you can afford. Start by year for florists, or Valentine’s day, the second biggest day
determining how much money you can contribute, then of the year.
determine how much your and your fiancé’s parents can
contribute. If other family members or friends offer to help n Receptions. Receptions don’t need to be held indoors.
out, take them up on the offer. People who offer to make a Imagine the savings you’ll reap by holding your reception
financial contribution sincerely want to contribute to your at a public park or beach instead of renting a hall. Perhaps
wedding day, so let them. a relative or friend has an especially nice yard they would
be willing to donate for the occasion.
n Plans/reservations. The best way to save money on the
ceremony, reception and honeymoon in general is to plan n Guest list. Keep it to the bare minimum. Remember,
ahead. Start early! By planning far in advance, you will be you’ll be paying a price per head to the caterer. Set a limit
able to take advantage of sale prices and avoid rush fees. on the number of guests and stick to it.
Use as many free bridal references as you can. This
n Food. An evening reception usually indicates a buffet or
includes asking friends which professionals they used,
sit-down dinner—avoid these if you want to save money.
researching bridal Web sites and utilizing bridal books
By holding the wedding and reception earlier in the day,
from the public library. Here are a few Web sites that cover
you may only have to serve hors d’oeuvres and cake, and
just about every topic you can imagine related to wed-
people tend to drink less during daytime hours, so you’ll
dings: brides.com, www.weddingcentral.com and the-
save on the bar bill as well.
There are many other ways to save money on your wed-
n Wedding party. Choose to have a small wedding party.
ding. Visit the bridal section of your local library or do some
The average cost per person in the wedding party is around
surfing on the Web. Just imagine what you can do with the
$70, including gifts and meals. The more people in your
money you’ll be saving.
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The Great Outdoors
By Ronda Addy If, after the wedding, you haven’t gotten enough of the
Congratulations, you’re getting married. As luck would great outdoors, it is possible to have the reception outdoors.
have it, both you and your fiancé are Make sure the caterer has experience
outdoor enthusiasts and would like to with outdoor receptions and can
have an outdoor wedding and provide food that will hold up under
reception. But your friends and warm conditions. Because alcohol is
family think you’re nuts. After much dehydrating, consider serving tea,
discussion and consulting of weather lemonade or punch and keep plenty
patterns, you’ve decided to go for it. of ice and water on hand.
Now what? Have a central location for guests
Deciding on a location is an to gather for the cake cutting, dancing
excellent place to start. Do you want and tossing of the bouquet. To help
your wedding to be in a park, a make your guests more comfortable,
beach, an historic estate, a scenic rent tables, chairs, an electric
landmark or in your own backyard? generator, a portable dance floor, a
Just in case Mother Nature doesn’t dressing trailer and portable toilets.
cooperate, it would probably be a Decorate the area with torches or
good idea to have an indoor backup Chinese lanterns, especially if you’re
close by, or at the very least, a tent. having the reception at dusk.
When scouting wedding locations, Having an outdoor wedding often
check around the area for poses more logistical problems than
construction projects, insect problems an indoor one. However, with a little
and major intersections. If you bit of luck and the cooperation of
choose a public area, find out if you Mother Nature, you will have a
will need a permit and how much it majestically memorable wedding.
will cost. Ask if there is a limit on the number of guests you
can invite, if alcohol is allowed and who is responsible for
trash removal. Parking is another thing to take into
consideration. If parking is tight, you may have to hire a valet
or have everyone park in a nearby lot and shuttle them over.
Check out the wedding site at the same time of day that you
are going to have your wedding. Doing so may help keep the
sun out of your guests’ eyes.
Having an outdoor wedding means that Mother Nature
will provide most of the decorations, but not necessarily all
of them. If you have chosen a public location, it would be
wise to check the area a week before the wedding, as well as
the day before, to make sure the grass has been mowed, the
ground has been raked and the flowers are in bloom. If there
are no attractive flowers onsite, bring in your own potted
flowers. Many experts recommend using a trellis or an arch
to put the focus of the ceremony on you and your groom.
When sending out your invitations, be sure to let guests
know that they will be attending an outdoor wedding so they
and comfortable setting
can dress accordingly. Send out-of-town guests who will not
be familiar with the area weather information. Make sure you for a perfect wedding
have these things on hand to help make your guests more
comfortable: day awaits you, your
n Bottled water
n Lap blankets
family and friends.
n Large fans and a generator
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n Wooden chairs rather than metal, which absorb heat and
n Citronella candles
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Centerpieces On A Budget
By Tresa Erickson n Hurricane globes with sand and seashells
You’ve been working on your wedding for months now n Old books and maps
and it is finally getting down to the n Pens and journals for guests to write
wire. You can’t put off selecting the their good wishes
centerpieces for the tables at the n Picture frames with various photos
reception any longer. Your budget is of the couple
tight, so live floral arrangements are • Placemats featuring artwork from the
simply out of the question. Lucky for couple
you, there are hundreds of ideas for n Potted plants
inexpensive reception table n Scrapbooks of the couple’s child-
A search through bridal magazines, n Straw hats
shops and online will provide you with n Wooden hearts and love poems
hundreds of ideas for wedding centerpieces, some traditional To save even more money, you might want to consider
and some not so traditional. Here are some ideas: having centerpieces that will serve a double purpose. For
n Balloons example, the personalized chocolates could serve as wedding
n Baskets of artificial flowers favors, while strawberries dipped in chocolate could work as
n Birdcages a pre- or post-dinner treat. Another trend is to have cakes on
n Bowls of fruit every table as centerpieces, which the guests can then eat at
n Board games and puzzles (these work especially well for their leisure. The wedding cake can be smaller, and with
children’s tables) various flavored cakes at each table, you’re sure to offer
n Candles with artificial greenery something that will suit every tongue. Guests will enjoy
n Cards received prior to the wedding comparing and sharing cake flavors.
n Champagne buckets The sky is the limit when it comes to inexpensive wedding
n Dishes of personalized chocolates or other candies centerpieces. Depending upon what you decide, you may
n Fish bowls even be able to create them yourself and save yourself even
n Glass bowls with floating candles more money.
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A Meal to Remember
Deciding Which Meal to Serve
n Determine the time of day of your reception. Morning wed- d’oeuvre, buffet and food stations will get up and mingle.
dings, for instance, call for breakfast or brunch; evenings Or how about an ethnic meal to please the palate?
can vary from cocktail n Consult your wedding
buffets to elegant sit- planner, on-site
down dinners. caterer or location
n Consider the length of staff for advice and to
the reception –– ask about any restric-
brunches are consid- tions that exist at the
erably shorter than a site.
sit-down dinner and n Finalize our guest list.
won’t provide as much Knowing the head
sustenance if you’d count will help you
like the celebration to and the caterer make
continue well into the decisions regarding
evening. the extent of the
n Take into account the menu.
reception site –– will n Master the art of pot-
that rented recreation luck, cater the event
hall be large enough to yourself, or choose a
set up food stations? non-traditional
n Consider the atmos- catered theme and
phere you want to create –– choose a meal that will best throw an old-fashioned Western barbecue. All of these
reflect your personality as a couple. A cocktail reception options will save you money and get everyone to join in on
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• Group room rates
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By Doris A. Black to enhance the bride and complement the color scheme of the
Whether you carry a single calla lily or a bouquet of white wedding party.
roses, the flowers you choose for your wedding should serve When choosing the flowers for your bouquet, consider the
as a symbol of your love. They type of ceremony planned, the
should be beautiful and dramatic. location of the ceremony and the
Before choosing a florist, do style of dress you will be
some homework and learn the wearing. For example, a formal
lingo. church wedding requires a more
formal bouquet than an informal
Bridal bouquets are typically mountaintop wedding. An
designed in one of four basic elegant ballroom gown should be
shapes: complemented by a bouquet of
n Cascade, in which the flowers proper proportions. This rule
fall forward in a pendulous applies to all bridal gowns. The
manner. bridal bouquet should never
n Nosegay, the most common outshine the gown. The bouquet
choice, in which the flowers should also be proportional to the
form a large, round, upright bride’s height. A cascading
shape with the stems forming a bouquet may be more
cone. appropriate to a tall bride than to
n Asymmetrical, a very informal one of smaller stature.
design composed of a collec- Bridesmaid’s bouquets are
tion of blooms in an irregular typically smaller than the bride’s
shape. bouquet. They may match in
n Pomander, a ball of blooms color but should not be identical.
carried by a loop of a ribbon, A good florist will vary the
making a lovely accessory for bridesmaid’s bouquets slightly.
flower girls. The groom’s boutonniere will
correspond to the bride’s bouquet
No matter which style of and the groomsmen to the
bouquet you choose, the flowers bridesmaids. Again they should
may be wired, in which a florist vary slightly so as to not look
wire is inserted into the upper repetitive.
portion of the flowers and the lower portions of the stems are Corsages have been traditional favorites for mothers of the
removed, or hand-tied, in which the whole stems remain and bride and groom, but small nosegays are also appropriate.
are tied or taped together. Hand-tied bouquets are heavier Flowers to enhance the ceremony can be as simple or
than wired and generally are not as comfortable to hold. elaborate as your budget allows. Traditionally for a church
For a formal wedding ceremony, the bride traditionally ceremony there are altarpieces, aisle arrangements, door
carries an elegant all-white bouquet composed of either one decorations and candelabra decorations. Before ordering, find
type of flower or two or three different types. Most out what your church allows for wedding flowers. Some have
commonly used are roses, tulips, peonies, hydrangeas, strict guidelines. For daytime ceremonies, almost any color
orchids, calla lilies or gardenias. For a less formal ceremony, combination is magnificent, but for an evening ceremony, an
bouquets might contain a mixture of colorful blooms selected all-white altarpiece really stands out. Continued > > >
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Flowers in Season Geraldton Wax, Kangaroo Paw, Pastel Statice
n NOVEMBER –– Leucodendrum, Lillium, Roses,
n JANUARY –– Lisianthus, Proteas, Banksias, Asiatic Lilies,
November Lilies, Gladioli, Carnations, Mini Roses
Gypsophia (Babies Breath), Chrysanthemums, Lavender,
n DECEMBER –– Christmas Bush, Christmas Bells, Holly,
Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Leucodendrums, Strelitzia, Calla Lillies, Lisianthus, Pastel
n FEBRUARY –– Roses, Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies,
Lisianthus, Gerberas, Chrysanthemums
n MARCH –– Alstromeria, Carnations, Gladioli, Heliconia,
Oriental Lilies, Roses, Stargazer Lilies Colors of flowers and what they mean
n APRIL –– Alstromeria, Gypsopia, Carnations, Easter n RED ––– Romantic Love – Congratulations – I Love You –
Daisies, Gladioli, Iris, Roses, Proteas Job Well Done – Respect – Courage
n MAY –– Iris, Lisianthus, Asiatic Lilies, Nerine, Mum n WHITE ––– Youthfulness – Spiritual & True Love –
Chrysanthemums, Roses Keep A Secret – Innocence – I am Worthy of You – Purity –
n JUNE –– Strelitzia, Stock, Poppies, Lilies, Tulips, Iris, Reverence
Jonquils, Lavender n YELLOW ––– Joy – Welcome Back – Friendship –
n JULY –– Berries, Tulips, Freesia, Iris, Daffodils, Tuba Gladness – Remember Me – I Care – Jealousy
Roses n PINK ––– Gentleness – Sweetness – Perfect Happiness –
n AUGUST –– Daffodils, Gypsophia, Tulips, Iris, Jonquils, Please Believe Me
Chrysanthemums, Camellias, Foliage, Freesias, Lillums, n PEACH ––– Closing of the Deal – Let’s Get Together
Boronia n PINK/PEACH ––– Gratitude – Appreciation – Admiration
n SEPTEMBER –– Daffodils, Gerberas, Stargazers, Static, – Sympathy
Chrysanthemums, Snapdragons n TWO ROSES JOINED TOGETHER ––– Engagement
n OCTOBER –– Cordifolium, Spray Aster, Roses, Waratah, n RED & WHITE ROSES TOGETHER ––– Unity
Floral Know-How –– continued happy with the service they received. After you hire a
If you are tight on funds, you may prefer to keep ceremony professional florist, listen to their suggestions. With all their
florals to a minimum and put the bulk of your floral budget experience, they know how to enhance the ceremony and
into flowers for the reception, where you’ll be spending the reception. Flowers have long been a wedding tradition. They
most time. enhance the look of a church and the throwing of the bouquet
Table centerpieces are the norm at receptions with the is a time-honored tradition.
largest arrangement at the head table. The florist can help you
create elegant arrangements, but many brides like to do this
themselves. It saves a little money and is a fun, creative
endeavor. If you elect to create your own designs, follow
these few simple rules of design. The head table should
naturally have the largest arrangement but not so large that it
blocks everyone’s view. Centerpieces on guest tables may FLORIST SINCE 1863
hold various flowers in different containers to help keep the Our Wedding design staff has more than 150 years of
reception lively and fresh. A simple vase tied with ribbon is combined experience in wedding design work.
adequate. Additionally, consider providing candles to
enhance the atmosphere at the head table and at guest tables.
Who pays for all these lovely floral arrangements? We do any size wedding from Intimate to Extravagant.
Typically the bride’s family pays for the reception and Naturally, each wedding is designed individually working
ceremony florals as well as the bridesmaid’s bouquets. The with the Bride to make the most important day of her life
groom typically pays for boutonnieres, corsages and the the most memorable.
bride’s bouquet. However, this is not set in stone. Often funds
from both sides of the family and friends contribute to Whatever your flower needs,
making the day special. we will search around the
When selecting a florist, look for a designer with wedding world to secure the flowers
experience. A professional wedding floral designer knows the needed to make your
ins and outs of creating beautiful arrangements for such a wedding picture perfect.
special event. They understand the pressures of dealing with
nervous brides and will recommend certain flowers based on
what types are in season to coordinate with the wedding
theme. They know the importance of delivering on time the
freshest florals that will last the whole day. Interview several
to view previous designs. Discuss your budget and ask the
florist for recommendations to help stay within that budget. Call For Your Wedding Design Appointment or
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Getting Your Hair Ready for the Big Day
(NAPSI)-On their wedding day, women want everything wedding. Healthy hair is just going to look better and style
to be perfect, from their shoes to the flowers--but also, just as better. Moisture is key. Too little and your hair is brittle, dull
important, their hair. After all, most and breaks easily. Too much and your
brides-to-be would trade a year of hair can look oily, stringy and won’t
bad hair days for a good one on that hold a style. It is important to find
special day, when all eyes are on products that suit your hair type, but
them. there are a few items that every
Great hair begins months before bride-to-be should have on hand:
the big day, according to Ernie clarifying shampoo, daily conditioner
McCraw, director of professional and leave-in detangler.
beauty education for Sally Beauty A clarifying shampoo will remove
Supply. Having a good hair day residue from styling products that can
isn’t just luck. You have to get your weigh down your hair. Ion Purifying
hair in shape just like you would Shampoo, for example, also helps to
your body. eliminate mineral deposits that can
Start with your stylist. Schedule even affect the color of your hair. A
a consultation and take along your daily conditioner will instantly
headpiece or any hair accessories condition the hair without leaving
you have selected to go with your hair heavy. A detangler will make it
dress, as well as pictures of the easier to comb through by reducing
hairstyle you have in mind. The friction and preventing breakage.
stylist can tell you what’s possible Keep in mind, if you want to add
and, more important, what isn’t color or highlights to your hair,
possible, and help create a style that schedule it at least two weeks in
works best for you. Keep an open advance of the wedding. To keep the
mind. You want a style that reflects color looking vibrant, replace your
your personality and works with the normal shampoo and conditioner
setting. with something specifically
Your stylist can also assess the condition of your hair and formulated for color-treated hair. Ion Color Defense has a
recommend treatments to improve your hair before the complete line to help extend and protect hair color.
Sun Protection Tips
(NAPSI)-Sun protection is an essential part of skin care protection on days you might swim or perspire heavily.
health every day of the year, but it’s especially important n Make it easier to reapply sun protection throughout the day
during the warmer months when people are outdoors more. by carrying a travel-size, like those found exclusively at
Here are a few skin protection tips for the whole family: CVS/pharmacy, in your handbag, golf bag or backpack.
n Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and n Keep children out of the sun when it is at its most danger-
UVB rays. Be sure to select one, like the new CVS/phar- ous, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. During those hours, move
macy Continuous Spray Sunblocks, with a sun protection playtime into the shade.
factor (SPF) of at least 15 for adults and 30 for children. Reapply sunscreen frequently. A travel-size sunscreen can
n Pick up moisture-resistant sunscreens for longer-lasting make it easier to reapply whenever you need to.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – An Advertorial Section from The Marietta Times – Wedding Planner 2008 – Page 17
Reach for Rejuvenated Skin
(NAPSI)-Good news for busy women: It doesn’t have to three-layer technology keeps moisturizer on the inside.
take a lot of time or trouble to be good to the skin you’re in. For the time-crunched traveler, the busy parent or the
Here are a few hints to help: luxury enthusiast, comfort can be just
n Drink to your skin’s health. Carry a fingertips away.
refillable water bottle so you can stay n Give it a rest. Just a five minute break
hydrated during the day as rec- during the day can relieve the stress
ommended by the National Institutes of that the American Physiological
Health. Add flavoring such as lemon or Society says can distress your skin.
lime juice, sugar-free beverage mix or Take a few deep breaths and close your
decaffeinated herbal teas to help you eyes, put your feet up or take a short
drink more liquids. walk outside if you can.
n Sock it to dry skin--and glove it, too. n Put a damper on dry skin. Use a
You can get moisturizing socks and humidifier, suggests the U.S. National
gloves that soothe and soften fatigued Library of Medicine, to keep dry indoor
skin but at a fraction of the cost. In as air moisturized enough.
little as 15 minutes, these spa-inspired n Improve skin from the inside out. Get
SpaSensials products work to replenish enough sleep, eat a balanced diet, don’t
worn-out skin as aromatic scents warm smoke and do exercise regularly. Good
the senses to ease tension. skin,depends on good general health.
n Stay away from dangerous rays. Always wear a moistur-
An excellent reward for tired toes, helpless hands and izer or sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, advise the
parched skin, the socks and gloves penetrate to reveal heal- skin care experts at the Mayo Clinic, whatever the weather
thy-looking, glowing skin and a renewed fresh perspective. or time of year.
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Keep Your Nails Looking Like Jewels, Not Tools
(NAPSI) –– Let’s face it, your nails may need a hand, n Use a base coat prior to polishing your nails. It can keep
especially if you’re juggling a career, children or household them from yellowing, especially if you tend to go for
activities. darker colors.
The fact is, it’s natural to use your nails as tools to perform n Moisturize with a rich, hydrating lotion to keep your hands
a variety of tasks, from opening medicine bottles to scraping and nails soft and smooth.
off price tags. Although it may seen convenient at the time, it n Give yourself a mini hand massage daily to relieve minor
can ruin your nails. aches from working with your hands.
Typing, gardening, laundry, cooking and dishwashing can n Take the advice of dermatologists who recommend supple-
all be bad for hand and nails. Aside from these physical menting your diet with a 2.5-mg dose of pharmaceutical-
stressors, detergents, dish soaps and cleaning products tend to grade biotin to put your nails on the road to recovery and
make nails soft. Even enjoyable activities such as swimming rejuvenation. Biotin, found in products such as
in chlorinated pools, tennis and golf can damage nails. Appearex®, helps mend brittle, chipping or peeling nails.
To help keep your nails nice, consider these handy tips on The biotin lets healthy nails grow from within. It works to
nail care: stop the problem of weak, brittle nails with a once-a-day
n Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves while doing the dishes or therapy.
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Chill, Don’t Get Stressed Out!
By Ronda Addy n Set boundaries and be assertive. If others are interfering
You have so many things to do before your wedding day too much or taking up too much of your time, let them
that you can’t imagine getting everything done. Everyone has know how you feel without being too aggressive.
their own stories, good and n Don’t take everything so
bad, of what they did and seriously. Try to laugh when
maybe you should consider things go wrong.
doing this, that or the other for n Spend time with your
your wedding. You are getting spouse-to-be. Discuss eve-
stressed out, which doesn’t rything and make sure the
make you happy in what wedding plans are going the
should be a happy time. way you both want them to.
You need to realize that n Stay healthy. Get enough
planning a wedding can be sleep, eat right and exercise.
stressful and be prepared to Avoid outside stimulators
deal with that fact. Don’t fall like alcohol, drugs, caffeine,
into the trap of thinking that nicotine and sugar.
everything will go perfectly. n Take a breather when nec-
This will only add to your essary. When feeling
stress when things don’t. Focus on what you have to work stressed, practice some relaxation or meditation exercises
with, not on what you don’t have. Everyone will have their or go for a walk. Don’t be afraid to talk to others about
own ideas about your wedding, but keep in mind you can’t how you are feeling.
please everyone. You and your spouse-to-be are the only ones n Pamper yourself. Go to the movies, read a book, take a
you need to please because it is your wedding. bubble bath or spend a day at the spa.
In order to deal with stress, you need to recognize it. n Keep your activities in check. It’s only natural for others to
Symptoms include headaches, moodiness, poor be excited for you and want to get together to celebrate but
concentration, stomachaches, problems sleeping, racing don’t overextend yourself with too many social obli-
thoughts and irritability. Should these symptoms persist or gations. If you don’t have time to get together, let others
get worse, they could indicate a more serious condition, so know that. Your friends will understand that you are busy.
pay attention to what your body is telling you. With so much emphasis put on the wedding, it can be easy
After you have acknowledged you are feeling stressed, to forget that the event is just the beginning of your marriage.
there are a few things you can do to cope with it. These Your wedding will be over within a matter of hours and then
include: the real work will begin on creating a long, successful
n Space out deadlines and set them far enough ahead to marriage. If your wedding isn’t perfect, it’s not the end of the
allow for problems. Don’t let everything go until the last world. In fact it, it might make it more memorable, so go
minute. with the flow, as they say. Don’t let things get to you and
n Delegate responsibilities to people you trust. Check in with keep your stress under control.
them occasionally but let them handle things.
Publication Guidelines for Wedding/Engagement Announcements
The Marietta Times is happy to publish news of weddings and n Announcements should be typed. If it is handwritten, you
engagements. An engagement form are available in this booklet, might consider printing any names to help avoid the possibil-
as well as the reception desk at The Times office. ity of names being misspelled.
n Include your name and a phone number where you may be n Announcements may be mailed to The Marietta Times, P.O.
reached during the day in case of questions about the spelling Box 635, Marietta, Ohio 45750; dropped off at the office at
of a name or some other fact. 700 Channel Lane; or placed in an envelope and put in the
n Wedding announcements must include the date of the wed- drop box by the front door after regular business hours.
ding. To keep published information as current as possible, Information must be received by 5 p.m. Monday to appear in
information for weddings is accepted up to eight weeks after that Saturday’s newspaper.
the ceremony. If more time is needed, please let us know. n Announcements may be submitted electronically via e-mail to
n Black and white or color photos may be used as long as they firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Virtual
are of good quality. The photo will appear in black and white. Newsroom at www.MariettaTimes.com. Electronic submis-
n Photos submitted for publication can be picked up within 10 sions must be in plain text. Photos submitted electronically
business days after appearing in the paper. Any photos not must be high-resolution JPEGs.
picked up within that time are discarded. The Times will also n There is no charge for engagement or wedding announce-
return photos by mail if a self-addressed stamped envelope is ments to appear in The Marietta Times. Please contact Janet
provided. Gossett at 740-376-5446 for more information.
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About the Bride-to-be:
Address (if different from parents):
About the Prospective Bridegroom:
Address (if different from parents):
Wedding date and time:
Location of wedding:
Engagement announced by Bride’s Parents, Bridal Couple, Other (names):
Photo included? Yes / No
Daytime telephone number (in case of questions):
Bride-to-be’s mailing address:
If additional space is needed, please attach another sheet.
–> Photo guidelines...photos must be clear and in focus. If digital, only JPEG formats are accepted with 200 dpi minimum
resolution. The Marietta Times reserves the right to refuse any photo for quality issues.
–> If you have any questions regarding your engagement announcement, call Janet Gossett at (740) 376-5446.
Please complete and return (with photo if available) to:
The Marietta Times
700 Channel Lane, P.O. Box 635, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Attention: Janet Gossett
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WEDDING EXPENSE RECORD
BREAK DOWN OF WHO IS PAYING FOR WHAT
BRIDE GROOM FAMILY FAMILY DEPOSIT PAID BALANCE DUE
Ceremony Site Fee
Reception Site Fee
Flower Girl Accessories
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – An Advertorial Section from The Marietta Times – Wedding Planner 2008 – Page 21
WEDDING EXPENSE RECORD
BREAK DOWN OF WHO IS PAYING FOR WHAT
BRIDE GROOM FAMILY FAMILY DEPOSIT PAID BALANCE DUE
Gifts/Favors/All the Extras
Gift for Maid of Honor
Gift(s) for Attendants
Gift for Best Man
Gift(s) for Groomsmen
Gift for Child Attendants
Gifts for Bride’s Parents
Gifts for Groom’s Parents
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Florist: Date Ordered:
Contact Person: Phone:
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION (STYLE, COLOR, FLOWERS) COST
Delivered to: Time:
Maid of Honor
Delivered to: Time:
Groom and Attendants
Delivered to: Time:
Bridal Party Total:
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION (STYLE, COLOR, FLOWERS) COST
Delivered to: Time:
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION (STYLE, COLOR, FLOWERS) COST
Guest Book Attendant
Delivered to: Time:
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Florist: Date Ordered:
Contact Person: Phone:
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION (STYLE, COLOR, FLOWERS) COST
Alter Floral Sprays
Delivered to: Time:
Ceremony Site Total:
QUANTITY DESCRIPTION (STYLE, COLOR, FLOWERS) COST
Top of Cake
Guest Book Table
Ladies Powder Room
Delivered to: Time:
Reception Site Total:
(Total of all Categories) Subtotal
Responsible for distributing flowers to bridal party
Responsible for taking ceremony flower to reception
Responsible for taking flowers after reception
Flowers to be taken to
Responsible for having bouquet preserved
Rental Equipment to be returned to florist by
or, picked-up on (date/time) at (location)
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Estimate #1 Estimate #2
Phone #: Phone #:
DESCRIPTION COST DESCRIPTION COST
Name: Order Date/Deposit:
Address: Balance Due:
Phone/Contact: Delivery Date/Time:
Great For Weddings,
Parties & Fund-raising.
Over 40 Flavors Available
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – An Advertorial Section from The Marietta Times – Wedding Planner 2008 – Page 25
Estimate #1 Estimate #2
Phone #: Phone #:
DESCRIPTION COST DESCRIPTION COST
Number of Tiers
Name: Order Date/Deposit:
Address: Balance Due:
Phone/Contact: Delivery Date/Time:
Weddings • Birthdays • Anniversaries
Cakes ~ Mints ~ Cookies
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SENT REPLY R.S.V.P. GIFT SENT
NAME ADDRESS INVITATION RECEIVED NUMBER RECEIVED THANK YOU
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – An Advertorial Section from The Marietta Times – Wedding Planner 2008 – Page 27
SENT REPLY R.S.V.P. GIFT SENT
NAME ADDRESS INVITATION RECEIVED NUMBER RECEIVED THANK YOU
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BRIDAL ATTIRE WORKSHEET
Salesperson: Date Ordered:
Payment Terms: Date Required:
COST DEPOSIT PAID BALANCE DUE
Slip ___ Picked Up
Bra ___ Picked Up
Hosiery ___ Picked Up
Shoes ___ Picked Up
Garter ___ Picked Up
Gloves ___ Picked Up
Jewelry ___ Picked Up
Hair Accessories ___ Picked Up
Other ___ Picked Up
Alteration Person Phone Number
Deliver to Date Time
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GROOM AND ATTENDANTS SIZE AND MEASUREMENTS
NAME COAT SLEEVE NECK WAIST INSEAM SHOE
There’s No Reason You Can’t Be Lookin’ Good
By Ronda Addy n For a daytime formal wedding, a tuxedo and a gray stroller
You don’t have to walk down the aisle in front of or tailcoat is acceptable. A white shirt with a spread collar,
everyone. You don’t have to spend a matching vest, an ascot or a
hundreds or thousands of dollars four-in-hand or pocket square is
on what you are going to wear. All good.
you have to do is select a tux. n For an evening formal wedding,
Unless you plan on wearing a a classic tuxedo with a white
tuxedo more than three times a wing or spread collar, a match-
year, renting is the best way to go. ing vest or cummerbund, and a
Price is another consideration. An black bow tie is acceptable.
average tuxedo sells for $300 to n For a daytime ultra formal wed-
$500, while the cost of renting one ding, a cutaway coat, gray pin-
is about 10 to 30 percent less. striped pants, a gray vest, an
However, there is more to selecting ascot and black shoes is accept-
a tuxedo than deciding to rent or to able.
buy. n For an evening ultra formal wed-
As the groom, you should make your style selection three ding, a black tailcoat, black pants, a white pique wing col-
to five months before the wedding. Deciding on what tuxedo lared shirt, a black vest or cummerbund, and a white bow
style to wear depends on what type of wedding you are going is acceptable.
to have. There is formal, informal and ultra formal. Check around for the best tuxedo rental place. Make sure
n For a daytime semi-formal wedding, a suit is acceptable. the styles are current. A reputable formal wear store will
Navy or charcoal is ideal with white or khaki being sea- know how to measure you correctly (inseam, waist, jacket
sonal. Ties are optional with a white shirt and a white bou- size) and should be able to fit you well in advance of the
tonniere. wedding. They should also be able to supply you with the
n For an evening semi-formal wedding, a dark tuxedo and a accessories needed –– tie, cummerbund, cufflinks,
bow tie and cummerbund or vest is acceptable. The shirt suspenders and even shoes –– and be able to supply suits for
should be white with a wing-tipped or turned-down collar. your groomsmen and best man. That way, everyone will be
White jackets are acceptable for a summer wedding. wearing the same kind of suit.
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Finding the Dress of
By Kathy Scott
At no other time in your life will you wear such an
important or elegant dress than on your wedding day.
Shopping for this once-in-a-lifetime treasure takes time,
planning, patience and persistence. As soon as you become
engaged begin contemplating your options and preferences.
The following suggestions may help you find the dress of
your dreams and will, hopefully, provide a few tips to make
your search more pleasant and profitable.
Be strong! Decide at the very beginning how much you
will spend on your wedding gown. Once you have decided on
your price, stick to it!
Keep in mind that you will also need to purchase a
headpiece, gloves, shoes and hosiery, lingerie and jewelry.
While visiting every bridal shop within a hundred-mile radius
of your home, ask to see only the dresses that are within your
price range. Do you remember that old saying, “What you
don’t know won’t hurt you?” Well, what you don’t see won’t
hurt you budget.
Only shop at reputable bridal shops. If you’re unsure if the
shop is reputable, speak to other customers and call the Better
Business Bureau. This may seem a bit drastic but when you
consider that the biggest purchase of a wedding, it makes
sense. Be careful not to buy a counterfeit dress. Make sure
that if you receive a brand name. Call the manufacturer or go
online to verify that the bridal shop is indeed a dealer for that
If at all possible, order your dress six to nine months
before your wedding date. Set the delivery date for three or
four weeks before the big day so you’ll have plenty of time
for alterations. Ask your bridal shop consultant to measure
you as precisely as possible. You don’t want to spend extra
money turning a size 14 dress into a size 10.
Request that she use a non-stretchable measuring tape.
Cloth tape often becomes stretched and inaccurate as the
months go by. Once you’ve ordered your dress, check with
the bridal shop frequently for an update on your gown. And,
as for all business deals, make sure you sign a contract that
states the delivery date of your dress, the cost of your dress
and alterations, and any refund information.
You might also consider borrowing a gown. Ask a family
member or favorite friend if you could wear their wedding
dress. If so, be sure and discuss how she would feel about
alterations, cleaning and possible accidents.
Used wedding gowns are another popular option. Look
into buying or renting a gown. The prices of the gowns you
can purchase usually vary from $100 to $700. The dresses are
usually in excellent condition. There are even mother’s
dresses and bridesmaids’ dresses. You should receive a
contract from these shops as you would from a regular bridal
shop. When renting a dress, however, there’s a catch.
Alterations are usually out of the question because the dress
will be rented again, so they will have to fit you as is.
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What Lovely Colors...
By Tresa Erickson colors. Pale pinks, luscious lilacs and lemony yellows might
Your fiancé popped the question and now the wedding all be on tap for a spring garden wedding.
planning is underway. First up is choosing Consider the connotations of the
a color palette. While some brides opt for colors as well. Red is vibrant and will
two colors, others go for three, four and bring energy to the occasion, while blue is
sometimes a whole myriad of colors. The soothing and will make for a peaceful
choice is yours, and while the colors you event. Browse through several interior
select should flatter everyone within your design books to get a feel for the kinds of
wedding party, that should not be your moods various colors provoke. If you are
only criteria. having a Feng Shui wedding, you will
Color palettes can run the gambit. To definitely want to research the
determine yours, sit down and write out a connotations colors carry in that tradition
list of colors that you like, with your of thought.
favorites at the top. Perhaps you’re wild Availability might also factor in
about red or mad about pink. With those your decision. You might start out with a
in mind, look through some home décor pink, lilac and yellow palette but change
magazines and paint swatch racks for that when you fall in love with a rose-
complementary color schemes that appeal to you. Add these colored bridesmaid dress. Instead of pink, lilac and yellow,
to your list of favorites and collect all pleasing photos and you might end up with rose, purple and gold.
swatches in a folder. Once you have a color palette in mind, go for it! Select
With list and folder in hand, you can start narrowing down apparel, flowers and decorations that reflect that palette and
your choices. Think about the time and theme of your look for other unique ways to incorporate the palette into
wedding. Are you having a spring wedding? Spring weddings your celebration. Use rose-colored ink on the invitations
often call for lighter colors than fall or winter weddings. rather than the standard black and scatter some rose, purple
However, if you are having an evening wedding, you may be and gold flower petals around place settings at the reception,
able to get away with deeper tones. Are you having a garden- Surround yourself and your wedding guests with the colors
themed wedding? Garden weddings also call for lighter you adore!
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Wedding Day Essentials: The Perfect Gift
By Doris A. Black throughout-the-day touch-ups. Don’t forget a comb and
As the maid of honor or mother of the bride, you want brush.
your gift for the bride to be extra special. You may think the n Glue. The bride may need this in case a flower needs to be
best gift is something practical like a picture frame for the reattached to a headpiece or a sequin to the veil.
wedding photo or something for the house, but the best thing
you can give the bride is peace of mind on her wedding day. n Nail file. Include a nice big one for last-minute touch-ups
As you know, the wedding day is filled with worries for or broken nails for either the bride or the bridesmaids.
the bride. It’s only natural for her to be anxious about things n Sewing kit. Include thread to match not only the bridal
she has no control over, but you can gown, but also the color of the
help eliminate some of her stress by bridesmaid gowns and
preparing for emergencies. Make your groomsmen’s tuxedos. It seems that
gift an emergency basket of essential straps break and buttons pop at the
items for the day. most inopportune times. Don’t for-
Here are some suggestions of items get the needles, and maybe some
to include. safety pins, too.
n Makeup bag. Choose a nice deco- n Small notepad and pen. Include
rative makeup bag large enough to some type of small notebook or pad
hold the necessary touch-up sup- of paper for the bride to jot down
plies for the day, including lipstick, last-minute thoughts or a “To Do”
mascara, powder and blush. list.
n Toothbrush bag. While you’re n Miscellaneous items. Make sure to
looking for a makeup bag, pick up a include rubber bands and zip-top
small bag for toothbrush and tooth- plastic baggies.
paste, so the bride can freshen up at n Wedding day breakfast plan. Plan
the reception. It should have a plas- on bringing the bride some break-
tic liner and include a travel-size fast on her wedding day. Even if she
toothbrush and toothpaste. says she doesn’t usually eat break-
n Small hand mirror. Add in one of fast, bring her a croissant and
these to go along with the makeup orange juice. Skipping breakfast is
and toothbrush. like fasting for 18–24 hours (from
n Moisturizer. Tuck in a small bottle the time of her last meal until the
of lotion to soothe the hands, as the bride will be shaking reception). She’ll be under a lot of stress and on her feet
many on her wedding day. most of the day, so insist she eat a little something.
n Pair of hosiery. You might not think an extra pair is nec- All of these items may not be needed on the big day, but
essary with a full-length gown and it may not be. But you it’s better to be prepared. To make a nice presentation, place
don’t want the bride to have a big run when the groom the essentials in an attractive basket or small carry-on style
removes her garter. Even if the bride doesn’t use them, a piece of luggage that can be taken to the church and
bridesmaid may. reception. The bride may decide to use it for the honeymoon,
n Travel-size tissues. These are especially useful for teary Give the bride the gift of peace of mind by being prepared
brides and she can hand them out to others as well. and helping to make her wedding day as stress-free as
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Making It Last a Really Long Time
By Ronda Addy n Completely seal the box. Allow some air to circulate.
Congratulations, you just got married. You have your
wedding video and pictures for memories, but you want You have spent way too much time and money on your
more. Like countless brides before you, you want to preserve bouquet just to throw it away. Why not freeze-dry your
your gown, bouquet and cake. What you need are some tips bouquet? Freeze-drying it will extract the water from your
on how to do just that. flowers, allowing them to keep their color, shape and smell.
There’s a good chance your wedding gown was the most If you are considering having your bouquet freeze-dried, get
expensive part of your wedding, so it’s only natural you it to the specialist as soon as possible, preferably within 48
would want to preserve it, either as a keepsake or an hours. In the meantime, keep the flowers in water and
heirloom to be passed on to future generations. It doesn’t refrigerate them until they are ready to go. Freeze-drying will
matter if you are having a professional preserve your gown or not rejuvenate wilting flowers. When choosing a preservation
you are doing it yourself, the first thing you need to do is specialist, make sure you see samples of their work. Don’t be
have your gown professionally cleaned, preferably a few afraid to ask them questions about how long they have been
weeks after the wedding. The longer stains and dirt are left in business and what color enhancers and post treatments
on the gown, the harder they will be to get out. Find a dry they use. The freeze-dry process could take up to 12 weeks,
cleaner who is trained in the cleaning and preservation of and while cheaper than it used to be, it is still relatively
wedding gowns and make sure the solvent they use is expensive, so you may want to have a few blooms freeze-
different than that used on regular clothes. Here are some dos dried instead of the whole bouquet. After you have your
and don’ts of preserving a wedding gown. bouquet freeze-dried, you should put it into some sort of
Do: Freezing the top layer of your wedding cake and eating it
n Use acid-free tissue between the folds of the dress and in on your one-year anniversary is considered good luck.
the bodice. This will prevent wrinkles and folds. Whether or not you want to eat a cake that has been frozen
n Remove shoulder pads or anything else made with foam. for a year is entirely up to you, but most recommend storing a
Foam deteriorates over time and will damage anything cake no longer than two months. If you’d like, you can eat
next to it. the cake after you return from your honeymoon. No matter
n Remove plastic or metal buttons, buckles or pins. when you decide to eat it, the steps involved in freezing the
n Wrap your gown in muslin. cake are the same. The best cakes to freeze are chocolate,
n Store your gown in a cool, dark place. carrot, almond and hazelnut. When freezing your cake, be
n Keep your gown away from artificial light and sunlight. sure to take off the sugar flowers. Place the layer
n Occasionally take your gown out for inspection. Stains can immediately into the freezer (unwrapped at this point). After
sometimes show up days or weeks later. an hour or two, the icing should be frozen. Wrap the cake
n Ask to see the dress before it is packed for storage. That loosely in several layers of plastic and place it in a cake box.
way, you can make sure all the stains have been removed. Wrap the cake box in plastic or freezer paper and place it into
the freezer. When it comes time to defrost the cake,
Don’t: immediately remove the wrapping and let it sit in the
n Pack your gown near mothballs. refrigerator for 48 hours then at room temperature for a
n Store your gown in plastic or brown boxes. couple of hours. A word of warning: Don’t store your cake in
n Store your gown in a plastic bag. The chemicals released a frost-free freezer-the constant defrosting will draw the
when plastic breaks down can destroy your gown. moisture out of the cake.
n Store your gown in a hot, humid attic or a damp basement. You planned the perfect wedding and you’ll cherish it for
n Hang your gown for long-term storage, especially by the years to come. Why shouldn’t preserving every detail be as
shoulder seams. They can sag and stretch. important as planning it?
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Handle With Care...
By Ronda Addy and some lukewarm, soapy water. Don’t use tissue, which
Fine jewelry like engagement and wedding rings is an can scratch silver, and make sure you dry your silver
investment. To maintain it, you need to care for it properly. completely before storing it. Silver is very pliable, so when
Here are some tips on how to keep your jewelry looking like polishing it, rub against it. Don’t pull. If you see any tarnish,
new. use a mild tarnish remover
Diamonds are popular, and made specifically for silver.
even though they are one of the Don’t expose your silver to
hardest materials around, they chlorine or soak it unless you
still need regular maintenance. are using tarnish remover.
In order for a diamond to shine, Gold is designed to last a
the maximum amount of light long time, but like all other
possible needs to enter the stone jewelry, it requires proper care.
and be reflected. Residue from Clean your gold jewelry
lotions, soaps and powders and regularly with an ultrasonic
natural skin oils can dull the cleaner. Rinse, dry and polish it
surface of a diamond and with a soft cloth. Store your
reduce its brilliance. To keep gold in a soft cloth away from
your diamonds shiny and dust, makeup, moisture and
looking their best, clean them perspiration, and inspect it often
regularly with a commercial for damage. Take it to a jeweler
cleaner, a mix of ammonia and for repair. Don’t expose your
water, or a mild detergent. Just gold to chlorine. It can weaken
dip the piece in the solution and the structure.
use a soft brush to get rid of any More delicate than other
dirt in the setting. Don’t wear gemstones, pearls require
your diamonds when doing special care. Don’t clean them
rough work. You could chip with an ultrasonic cleaner.
them. Don’t expose your Instead, wipe them off with a
diamonds to chlorine or soft, damp cloth and wash them
household cleaners. The occasionally in mild soap. Store
products could damage the pearls in a soft pouch away
setting. Don’t mix your from other jewelry. Body oils
diamonds with other jewelry. can damage silk or nylon thread
The diamonds could scratch it. easily, so if you have any pearl
Store your diamonds in a box necklaces, have them restrung
with divided compartments or a fabric-lined jewelry box. once a year with a knot between each pearl so if the string
Have them cleaned and checked once a year by a breaks, your pearls won’t get lost.
professional. If you do not feel comfortable cleaning your jewelry
Whether a grade or a finish covered with a shiny coat of yourself, take it to a jeweler and have it done by a
rhodium, silver can tarnish. To prevent this from happening, professional. Remember, fine jewelry is an investment. You
clean your silver jewelry regularly and store it in a cloth want it to last a while, so take care of it properly. With the
pouch or a plastic bag. You may use a silver clean cloth right care, your diamond wedding ring or strand of pearls
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The Makings for a Wonderful Sendoff
By Tresa Erickson your guests release a colorful
The tradition of balloon? The sky will be filled
throwing rice at a newly with color as you and your groom
married couple has been exit the building as husband and
around since ancient wife.
times. Many ancient If you are an animal lover, you
civilizations believed that may want doves to be released, or
by throwing rice the if the temperatures are warm,
fertility of the seeds butterflies. Doves have long been
would be passed on to the a symbol of peace and love. What
couple. They also couple doesn’t hope for that?
believed that rice could Butterflies also make for a lovely
ward off evil spirits. The sendoff. Imagine hundreds of
tradition continued well them fluttering from your guests’
into the 20th century until hands as you leave for your
a rumor began circulating honeymoon.
that rice was harmful to Maybe you want bubbles.
birds. Maybe you want butterflies.
According to several Maybe you still want rice. Before
sources, the rumor was you decide, contact the site where
started, or at least you are holding the wedding and
propelled, by an Ann find out if there are any
Landers column in the restrictions. More importantly,
’60s. Landers advised take the well-being of your guests
rose petals be thrown at into consideration and arrange for
weddings instead of rice whatever you’ve decided to be
because it was bad for the carried out safely.
birds. The rumor soon
evolved, and many believed that once eaten, rice would
expand in birds’ stomachs to the point that they would
explode. It became customary to throw birdseed rather than
There have been no proven cases of birds dying from the
consumption of rice. According to several experts, rice,
whether milled or wild, does not harm birds. Many migrating
birds, in fact, eat from the rice fields in the South to gain
strength for their return to the North.
So throwing rice at weddings does not pose a threat to the
birds…but it can harm guests. When tossed onto a sidewalk
or on steps, it puts anyone walking on that surface at risk of
falling. In addition, rice can be difficult to sweep up. Many
organizations and churches prohibit the throwing of it
because it is so messy.
If you can’t throw rice, what can you throw? You could try
confetti. But that too is messy and may not be allowed. You
could also throw birdseed. But again depending where it is
thrown it could pose a danger to your guests.
A current trend that seems to satisfy everyone is bubbles.
Not only are they less messy, but they offer a unique photo
opportunity. If you go this route, make sure you purchase a
bubble solution made specifically for weddings. Most come
in white half-ounce bottles with wands attached to the caps,
and they are free of dyes found in normal solutions that stain
fabrics like silk.
If bubbles don’t appeal to you, you could try balloons.
What better way to end your ceremony than to have each of
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Behind the Lens
WEDDING PHOTO CHECKLIST
Listed below are a few ideas for wedding photos. The items below are designed to spark your interest in what photo’s you
may want taken during your special day.
Try not to make a list that is two exhausting. Be organized and think through what you want long before your wedding day.
Take this list and give to your photographer, it will be a great guide and you will be sure to get all the photos you ever dreamed
Before the Wedding
___ Bride dressing for ceremony
___ Bride, full-length solo
___ Bride with parents
___ Bride with mother and father separately
___ Bride with sisters and brothers
___ Bride with grandparents
___ Bride with maid of honor
___ Bride with attendants
___ Bride with groomsmen
___ Bride with ring bearer, flower girl
___ Groom dressing for ceremony
___ Groom, close-up
___ Groom with parents
___ Groom with mother and father separately
___ Groom with sisters and brothers
___ Groom with grandparents
___ Groom with best man
___ Groom with bridesmaids
___ Groom with groomsmen
___ Attendants getting ready
___ Attendants outside church
___ Exchanging of vows
During the Wedding ___ Breaking glass, jumping broom
___ Parents being seated ___ Unity Candle
___ Bridesmaids walking down aisle ___ Soloists, readers
___ Flower girl and Ring bearer walking down the aisle ___ Ring ceremony
___ Bride and father walking down the aisle ___ Kissing ceremony
___ Father giving bride’s hand to groom ___ Recessional
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Right After the Wedding Additional Photos
___ Formal bride and groom together ___ Post-reception party
___ Newlyweds with parents ___ Exterior of wedding location
___ Newlyweds and entire bridal party ___ Bride changing into going away clothes
___ Newlyweds with minister/priest ___ Newlyweds leaving on honeymoon
___ Newlyweds with bride’s immediate family
___ Newlyweds with bride’s extended family
___ Newlyweds with groom’s immediate family Notes
___ Newlyweds with groom’s extended family
During the Reception
___ Close-up of newlywed’s rings
___ Cake Table
___ Cutting the Cake
___ Couple feeding cake to each other
___ Best man toasting newlyweds
___ Best man and Groomsmen decorating the car
___ Cake and punch servers
___ Musicians / DJ
___ Newlyweds first dance
___ Father’s last dance with daughter
___ Flower girl dancing with ring bearer
___ Guests dancing
___ Groom cutting the groom’s cake
___ Wedding party dance
___ Candid photos of the bride and groom having fun
with their family and friends
Leaving the Reception
___ Bride tossing bouquet
___ Someone catching the bouquet
___ Groom tossing garter
___ Someone catching the garter
___ Guests throwing rice, bubbles
___ Newlyweds getting into car, limo or carriage
___ Newlyweds waving goodbye
___ Guests waving goodbye
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Capturing The Moment
By Andrew McGlothlen helping to record your big day, it’s hard to believe that a
Getting married is one of the most cherished memories in special moment could be forgotten, but many leading up to
a person’s life. However, as psychologists have discovered, the big day are. Events, like the rehearsal, the bridal shower
memory can be and the bachelor party, are photographed little. All,
unreliable— however, make great preludes to the wedding section
especially in an of a photo album.
emotional setting From the photos to the video, what couple could
such as a forget the magic and excitement of their wedding
wedding. How day? At your one-year anniversary party when the top
do you ensure tier of cake is brought out to be eaten, perhaps the
that your guests will be able to dine on a cake topped with a
wedding is picture that they took themselves. If nothing else, you
captured perfectly will never forget your wedding day—in spite of what
for you to psychologists say.
you can hire
friends or family
members to film
including behind-the-scenes footage. Although you may have
to pay less for their services, amateurs usually do not have
the proper equipment, and therefore, may need to be closer to
the action. Depending on their equipment, you may have to
pay more for the services of professionals. Most, however,
have more experience with angles, zoom and sound
capabilities that make them worth the extra money.
In addition to filming, you probably have several photos weddings retouching
in mind that you would like to be taken at your wedding.
During the ceremony, the best shots include the bride coming location coy work
down the aisle, the exchange of rings, the kiss and the newly
married couple exiting the scene for the reception. At the
reception the key shots are the couple cutting the cake, the
exchange of cake, the best man’s toast and the newlyweds
dancing with their parents. Either before or after the
reception, you may also want a series of photos with your
parents, the wedding party and other close relatives,
including grandparents, siblings and possibly even children.
For more random shots at the reception, consider putting
disposable cameras at the guests’ disposal. This will allow
you to see more of the reception than you could at the time.
Because you never know what you’ll find, photos developed
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